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Patty Griffin - 100% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1964, Old Town, Maine, USA. This US singer-songwriter made her name on the Boston/Cambridge folk scene in the mid-90s, leading to a major label recording contract with A&M Records. Griffin began writing songs as a teenager but at this point in her life was more interested in athletics than music. By the time she relocated to Boston she was married to musician Ni Read more

Jeffrey Foucault - 89% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 2000s
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Wisconsin, USA. Singer-songwriter Foucault studied history at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, during which time he began performing on the local coffee house circuit. Inspired by artists such as Greg Brown, John Prine and Chris Smither, Foucault immersed himself in the roots music of his country, drawing on blues, folk and country on his impressive debut, Miles From Read more

Catie Curtis - 74% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Saco, Maine, USA. Folk singer-songwriter Curtis first started out as a drummer, before switching to guitar in time to perform at coffee houses during a college stint at Brown University. She began her recording career in 1989 with Dandelion, on the independent Mongoose label, following it up two years later with From Years To Hours. Both sets spotlighted the musical ingredie Read more

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Lucy Kaplansky - 65% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2 February 1960, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Kaplansky’s father was a professor of mathematics as well as an accomplished pianist, which gave his young daughter an equal grounding in academia and music. She became involved in the Chicago folk scene, and then moved up to New York in 1978 to catch the current folk revival. Kaplansky worked with another young singer, Shawn Col Read more

Indigo Girls - 64% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US duo comprises Amy Ray (12 April 1964, Decatur, Georgia, USA; vocals/guitar) and Emily Saliers (b. 22 July 1963, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; vocals/guitar), who had met aged 10 and 11 while at school in Decatur, Georgia, USA. Soon they started to perform together, initially as the B Band, then Saliers And Ray. Their first cassette, Tuesday’s Children, mainly con Read more

Mary Gauthier - 64% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1962, Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA. This New England-based alt country singer-songwriter has plenty of autobiographical material on which to draw from. Adopted at birth, she dropped out of high school at the age of 15, stole the family car and landed in detox barely a year later, spending her eighteenth birthday in a Kansas City jail. She began to turn her life around in her ea Read more

Josh Ritter - 55% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1976, Moscow, Idaho, USA. Raised in Idaho, singer-songwriter Ritter originally intended to follow in his parents’ footsteps by applying to study science at Oberlin College. His love of singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt diverted his career path, and after graduation he relocated to the east coast where he began playing the café circuit, hon Read more

Mary Chapin Carpenter - 53% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 February 1958, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Carpenter’s father was an executive for Life magazine, and she spent part of her early life living in Japan. She grew up with a love of contemporary pop hits, although her mother’s Woody Guthrie and Judy Collins records gave her some interest in country/folk music. She spent her time at home with her guitar, and her fat Read more

Kathleen Edwards - 51% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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11 July 1978, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Singer-songwriter Edwards spent much of her childhood in South Korea or Switzerland owing to her father’s work for the diplomatic core. Trained on classical violin as a youngster, Edwards launched her musical career in the late 90s as a singer-songwriter. She established her reputation on Ottawa’s downtown folk scene and in 19 Read more

Laura Cantrell - 51% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Americana singer-songwriter Cantrell balances a high-flying position at the Bank of America with a burgeoning music career, launched in 1999 with the release of the highly acclaimed Not The Tremblin’ Kind. Cantrell, who was born and raised in Tennessee, grew to love her region’s rich country music heritage and even landed a summer job as Read more

Melissa Ferrick - 51% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Dar Williams - 50% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dorothy Snowden Williams, 19 April 1967, Mount Kisco, New York, USA. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams first gained exposure by playing tiny church halls and cramped coffee houses on the small-town Massachusetts folk circuit. Her debut album, The Honesty Room, was released by Grapevine Records in 1995 and attracted immediate critical acclaim. Billboard magazine featured William Read more

Hem - 50% match to Kris Delmhorst

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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The majority of bands to emerge from New York City, USA during the late 90s seemed to all be cut from the same musical cloth (namely 70s era CBGB’s bands such as Talking Heads, the Ramones and Television), but there were exceptions to the rule, such as the roots/folk quartet, Hem. The band was originally formed in spring 1999, when main songwriter Dan Messé (piano/g Read more


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